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Friday, 3 June 2016

3rd June 2016: juvenile grey wagtails and swifts

Mike here, just keeping the blog ticking over until Gareth returns from the opposite end of the EU.  A few of us have been out and about over the past few days but not too much to get excited about. Colin reports the appearance of Chiffchaff fledglings near the wood.  This morning there were two or three juvenile grey wagtails feeding along the reservoir shoreline.  Good to see, as not long ago I watched one of the fledglings from the "pipe nest" near the entrance to the reservoir being gobbled up by a Crow.  This morning there were also about forty or so swifts flying low over the reservoir and around the trees, desperately trying to feed in the continued very cool conditions, plus a few house martins and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull.  Probably won't be too long now before we see the return of the Yellow-legged Gulls.

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